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 Post subject: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:26 am 

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Location: ON, Canada
I have been attempting to unseize the pistons in my 1971 Honda an600. I have tried many methods with no avail, such as wd-40, motor oil and diesel fuel to try to coax the pistons into moving. I have been tapping the top of the exposed pistons with a block a wood and a hammer and no movement. I heard that using phosphoric acid could break up the material between the pistons and the cylinder wall. However I am afraid that the acid could damage the engine. Any thoughts on this?


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 Post subject: Re: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:57 am 

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you might have to heat the block up and cool the piston?


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 Post subject: Re: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:29 am 

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uras1 wrote:
you might have to heat the block up and cool the piston?


Thank you.

good idea but since this is my first big car project you might need to be a little more specific, I don't know allot about cars but I'm a quick learner. How do you suggest heating/cooling, heating could be done with a blowtorch but how would I cool it?

please correct me if I'm thinking in the wrong direction.


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 Post subject: Re: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:56 pm 

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Problem solved.

I used a bigger hammer. 10 pound sledgehammer did the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:59 pm 

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When all else fails, bring out the hammer. In the future you can try using PB Blaster. That stuff works miracles on rusted/stuck engine parts and nuts and bolts. Soak it and let it sit for a few hours, soak more, try to move it, soak more, repeat until it's free. Worked for me a few engines including a particularly bad 1964 Buick Nailhead motor.


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 Post subject: Re: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:49 pm 

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Automatic transmission fluid works well too. High in detergents and works well to get in all of the tight spots. Worked for me a few weeks ago to free up an engine that seized from running out if oil.


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 Post subject: Re: safety of using an acid on an aluminum engine
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:27 am 

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brake fluid works very well also. just let it soak for atlleast a day

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